Through Policy Change
Improving access to healthy food in underserved communities across the country
Lack of access to healthy, affordable food and related diet-related diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, are important public health issues, must be addressed both through direct intervention and through broader policy change to create long-lasting impact.
The Food Trust Solution
The Food Trust and its partners advocate for policy change at all levels: institutional, city, state and federal. These policy changes include:
With the reauthorization of the next federal Farm Bill underway, The Food Trust has connected with national and local partners to identify the opportunities through which this critical legislation can and will benefit Greater Philadelphia's regional food network for years to come.
A report of the findings of a ground breaking conference of more than 60 public health leaders, food retailers, food manufacturers, consumer product designers and marketers who met to discuss how to make it easier for parents, caregivers and youths to select and purchase healthier foods in grocery stores.
A report developed with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help create healthier food environments through healthy concessions. This approach closely aligns with Institute of Medicine recommendations to accelerate progress in addressing the obesity epidemic by working to create environments where healthy food and beverage options are the easy choice.